Caution: Safety changes ahead

A look at what employers need to know about safety regulations in Ontario
By Melissa Campeau
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/06/2017
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If change is the only constant in life, that’s true of employee safety regulations as well.

With one big change just finalized in Ontario, and one more seemingly just around the corner for the province, employers will need to prepare to ensure policies and programs are in place, practices are up to date and resources are set aside to cover the costs.

The biggest news of the last year was Bill 132, amending the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to provide greater protections for workplace harassment, according to Adrian Jakibchuk, an associate at law firm Littler in Toronto.